SF MUNI Real-Time Subway Map

SF MUNI Real-Time Subway Map

Client:  NextBus and San Francisco MUNI
Tools:  Adobe Flash, ActionScript CS3, XML

When NextBus and San Francisco MUNI needed a way to display real-time transit information for commuters in the main subway they called on ViewPoint Geography to develop an Internet-based Flash solution. Displaying on large monitors on the platforms, the screens show the location of all trains in the system as well as station-specific arrival times.

The train locations are shown on a generalized, not-to-scale diagram of the MUNI system. A NextBus XML feed provides real-world coordinates for each train. A key part of the project was developing a module to translate the real-world locations to the schematic diagram and maintain a convincing movement of the train symbols.